Department Psychiatry and Psychology
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Behavioral Health
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Adult Psychiatric
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences University of Health Sciences
Kansas City, MO USA

Undergraduate - Ohio University
Athens, OH USA


  • Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

Bipolar disorder Adhd Anxiety Depression schizophrenia substance abuse

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/10/2019, Dr. McLaughlin has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. McLaughlin receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Allergan Sales, LLC

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

79 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr McLaughlin is the greatest

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Great doctor helps me every time I go to see him

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Dr McLaughlin is always courteous and helpful ...his staff is always kind and respectful. Also very timely and its so appreciated!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

doctor always sees me as soon as possible

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

superb scientist and excellent physician

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

My visit was right at the appt time, no waiting. Dr. is very caring & listens.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

I already referred Dr to others

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr. McLaughlin is the best Doctor I have in the Clinic. I am very involved in my care and he is very respectful of my wishes and gives me all the information to make the right decision. He always is very thorough with my options and we work together on the protocol for my issues.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

When I go to the office I see another Doctor and he knows before I tell him what is going on through communication between everyone in the office. Given that the practice deals with psychological issues it's great not having to repeat myself to somebody else. Better still they work together prior to my visit to share information. This allows them to determine what I need as well as not cutting into my appointment time.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

dr McGlaughlin has always treated me with respect and accepted my knowledge of my own body. ultimate professional

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

good experience. I enjoy working with Dr. McLaughlin.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr. McLaughlin and staff are very friendly and always helpful. They listen and care and troubleshoot any issues that may arise with a smile and promptness.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Have established a very good relationship with Dr. McLaughlin, he explains everything and listens to my needs and concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr. McLaughlin is very easy to talk to. He advises & discusses treatment options available & provides the opportunity for discussion. I have a lot of respect for him & feel confident in his care.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

great doctor, always returns my calls, readjusts meds as needed, hopeful and transfers that hope to his patients. my doctor for over 13 years old. Could not do without doctor. Staff Phyllis and Cassandra are extraordinary in helping and have a clinical background to help better

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

I have always felt like Dr. McLaughlin treats me like a person 1st. He always listens to my concerns and includes my thoughts in the treatment plan.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr McLaughlin is excellent. very caring and liste s to me and adjusts plans based on my many other health issues. one of the top 3 doctors I've ever had for any type of treatment ... and I've had very many doctors in my lifetime.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr. Mc Laughlin did an amazing job of listening. Describing, helping.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

I love the empathy he has and understanding! A DOCTOR WHO ACTUALLY LISTENS!!!!!!! Love him & his office staff. Very friendly.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

This was my first appointment with Dr. McLaughlin. I went into the appointment hoping for a good experience. I walked out knowing that I had found the right doctor. He is uplifting & genuinely concerned about you. I felt comfortable with him & confident in his care. He is exactly the person I needed.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

Dr Mclaughlin is an excellent, optimistic, knowledgeable physician who actively listens and treats me with tremendous respect, friendliness, going over all of my concerns and discussing our alternatives. I feel very lucky to have this physician caring for me. He is a great scientist.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr. Mc G. is such an awesome doctor, I would recommend him to everyone! He genuinely cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

The doctor was prompt and the staff assisted me in checking in on the computer when I arrived.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr. McLaughlin is my favorite doctor. He always listens to my concerns and addresses them in a friendly and professional manner. I always feel validated as a patient and as a person with him. He never rushes me, he always allows me enough time for my concerns.

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